In the Zone

Author: J. Mitchell Perry
Publisher: JM Perry Learning Technolog
ISBN: 0809231956
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Like a runner hitting a stride or an athlete on a winning streak, there are times when everything falls into place. This compelling book reveals how the nation's most effective coaches, athletes, and teams use mental techniques to reach an optimal performance level and how these techniques can be translated in the business environment. Photos & illustrations.

Power Your Golf Game with Mental Skills for Golf

Author: Jim Andrews, PhD
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483510460
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Power Your Golf Game with Mental Skills for Golf by Jim Andrews, PhD is about Performance Psychology for Sports and Corporate Application. Performance Psychology studies the behavioral factors that influence and enhance performance in the sports and business competitive environment. It targets learning the skills and abilities for a player to achieve optimal performance, personal development, and well-being throughout his or her lifespan. Performance enhancement helps the coach, the team, or the organization and its leaders, managers, and teams. The Performance Psychology approach tailors assessment, skill training, implementation, and evaluation to individuals’ or teams’ specific needs. Implementation targets two main areas: Performance Management The skills to optimize one’s own and others’ performance in the competitive environment include: • Self-Confidence • Goal Setting • Motivation • Pressure Inoculation • Mental Rehearsal Self-Regulation The skills to regulate oneself, or to teach self-regulation to others, in a demanding environment. These skills include: • Self-Awareness • Stress Management • Thought Control • Attention/Concentration Control • Attitude Regulation • Anger Management

The Psychology of Executive Coaching

Author: Bruce Peltier
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1583910727
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Psychology

Many practitioners struggle to find ways to blend their skills with the corporate environment. This title provides practical skills and applications for mental health professionals who want to break into the field of executive coaching.

Leadership Blind Spots and What To Do About Them

Author: Karen Blakeley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470512210
Release Date: 2007-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Knowledge is built from personal experience and coloured by our needs and values. It follows that all knowledge is personal and incomplete. We all suffer from ‘blind spots’. But when leaders have them, it matters. To guide people on a journey of continuous learning, understanding and adapting to events as they occur, leaders must overcome their own blind spots and those of their organization. Any leader who implements the practices outlined in this book will immediately improve their ability to perform in today’s competitive global environment. Karen Blakeley provides in-depth analysis of how leaders learn on the job - and what gets in the way. Most importantly she offers a systematic approach for accelerating leaders’ learning capacity - and maximising their performance potential.

The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology

Author: Shane Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199978670
Release Date: 2012-08-16
Genre: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology includes the latest research and applied perspectives from leaders in the field of performance psychology. Current and comprehensive, this foundational volume presents sport and performance psychology from myriad perspectives, including: - individual psychological processes in performance such as attention, imagery, superior performance intelligence, motivation, anxiety, confidence, cognition and emotion - the social psychological processes in performance including leadership, teamwork, coaching, relationships, moral behavior, and gender and cultural issues - human development issues in performance, such as the development of talent and expertise, positive youth development, the role of the family, end of involvement transitions, and both youth and masters-level sport and physical activity programs - interventions in sport and performance psychology and counseling of performers in distress including such important issues for all performers as: appearance- and performance-enhancing drug use, injuries, managing pain, eating and weight issues, burnout, and the role of physical activity in maintaining health. The chapters collected here also cover the history of sport and performance psychology; the scope and nature of the field; ethical issues in sport and performance psychology; performance psychology in the performing arts and other non-sporting fields; perfectionism and performance; the role of the performance coach and of the sport psychologist with a coach and team; supervision; and a look ahead to the future of the field.

Emotional Equations

Author: Chip Conley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451607277
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Self-Help

“An invaluable operating manual,” says Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and author of Delivering Happiness. Using brilliantly simple logic that illuminates the universal truths in common emotional challenges, popular motivational speaker and bestselling author Chip Conley has written “a fresh, original guide to an authentic and fulfilling life.”* With a foreword by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness When Chip Conley, dynamic author of the bestselling Peak, suffered a series of devastating personal and professional setbacks, he began using what he came to call “Emotional Equations” (such as Joy = Love - Fear) to help him focus on the variables in life that he could handle, rather than dwelling on the parts he couldn’t, such as the bad economy, death, and taxes. Using brilliantly simple logic that illuminates the universal truths in common emotional challenges, Emotional Equations offers a way to identify the elements in our lives that we can change, those we can’t, and how to better understand our emotions so they can help us . . . rather than hurt us. Equations like “Despair = Suffering - Meaning” and “Happiness = Wanting What You Have ÷ Having What You Want” have been reviewed for mathematical and psychological accuracy by experts. Now Conley tells his own comeback story and those of other resilient people and inspiring role models who have worked through emotional equations in their own lives. Emotional Equations arms you with practical strategies for turbulent times.

Peak Performance Every Time

Author: Simon Hartley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136497056
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Psychology

Peak performances should not be left to chance. Rather than hoping that you will perform at your best, why not engineer your performance? Peak Performance Every Time incorporates principles from sport psychology and performance coaching and applies these to all areas of life. Using illustrations and real-world examples from top athletes and business executives, it focuses on the three main components that underpin performance: Confidence Motivation Focus. As well as offering practical strategies to help the reader achieve their optimal mindset, it also explains how to coach others to perform to their potential. Throughout, the book is underpinned by theoretical frameworks, literature and research findings and will be invaluable to anyone trying to reach their full potential, in particular athletes, coaches, managers and executives. It may also be of interest to sports psychology, management and business students.

Flow Das Geheimnis des Gl cks

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608110036
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Psychology

Glück kommt nicht von außen, Glück ist das, was wir aus unseren Erfahrungen machen. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass Menschen dadurch, dass sie ihr eigenes Erleben kontrollieren, die Kontrolle über ihre Lebensqualität selbst in die eigene Hand nehmen. Auf diese Weise kommen sie dem Glück immer näher. »Csikszentmihalyi beweist, was Philosophen schon seit Jahrhunderten sagen: Der Weg zum Glücklichsein liegt nicht in hohler Vergnügungssucht, sondern in sinnvoller Herausforderung.« The New York Times Wer das Glück will, muss das Chaos im eigenen Kopf beherrschen. Wer frei sein will, muss nur seine Ziele kennen. Das Buch fasst jahrzehntelange Forschung über die positiven Aspekte menschlicher Erfahrungen zusammen: Freude, Kreativität und den Prozess vollständigen Einsseins mit dem Leben, den der Autor FLOW nennt. Glück ist nichts, was man mit Geld kaufen könnte. Glück ist flow. Jeder hat dieses Gefühl schon erlebt: über sich selbst zu verfügen, im Einklang mit sich und der Welt zu sein und sein Schicksal in die eigene Hand nehmen zu können. Bei diesen seltenen Gelegenheiten spürt man ein Gefühl von Hochstimmung, von tiefer Freude, das lange anhält und zu einem Maßstab dafür wird, wie das Leben aussehen sollte. »FLOW« ist ein Buch der praktischen Lebensweisheit. Zwar gibt es keinen Königsweg zum flow, auch erfordert die Einzigartigkeit jedes Menschen einen individuellen Zugang; aber wer versteht, was flow ist, dem wird es möglich, das eigene Leben zu verändern. Diese Veränderungen hängen nicht so sehr von äußeren Ereignissen ab, sondern eher davon, wie wir sie deuten. - Glück ist ein Zustand, für den man bereit sein muss, den jeder einzelne kultivieren und für sich verteidigen muss. Menschen, die lernen, ihre innere Erfahrung zu kontrollieren, können ihre Lebensqualität bestimmen; und das kommt dem, was wir gewöhnlich Glück nennen, wohl am allernächsten. »"Flow. Das Geheimnis des Glücks" zeigt, dass Glück nicht vom Himmel fällt. Die Fähigkeit zum Glücklichsein und FLOW zu empfinden, steckt in jedem. Mit Konzentration auf das, was man tut, kann man den Zustand des FLOW erreichen. Ein tolles Buch, das Lust auf Leistung macht.« Wolfgang Joop Flow bezeichnet einen Zustand des Glücksgefühls, in den Menschen geraten, wenn sie gänzlich in einer Beschäftigung »aufgehen«. Entgegen ersten Erwartungen erreichen wir diesen Zustand nahezu euphorischer Stimmung meistens nicht beim Nichtstun oder im Urlaub, sondern wenn wir uns intensiv der Arbeit oder einer schwierigen Aufgabe widmen. Laut The Independent gehört Mihaly Csikszentmihalys »Flow. Das Geheimnis des Glücks« zu den 33 Büchern, die man gelesen haben muss, bevor man 30 wird.

Wege statt Irrwege

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864702655
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Self-Help

Scheidungen, kein Kontakt zu den Kindern, Gefängnis wegen Betrugs - all das hat Harvard-Professor Clayton M. Christensen bei ehemaligen Kommilitonen gesehen und es hat ihn zum Nachdenken angeregt: Wie konnte es so weit kommen? Und wie macht man es besser? Seine Überlegungen führten Christensen zu den drei grundlegenden Fragen: Wie führe ich ein glückliches und sinnerfülltes Privatleben? Wie werde ich beruflich erfolgreich und habe Freude an meiner Arbeit? Und wie vermeide ich es, im Gefängnis zu landen? Er findet die Antworten in Wirtschaftstheorien, die er auf persönliche Lebensentscheidungen überträgt - so zum Beispiel die Einführung einer Familienkultur, um den eigenen Kindern Leitlinien an die Hand zu geben. Dabei gibt er jedoch nicht rigide Verhaltensregeln vor, sondern liefert Denkanstöße, mit deren Hilfe der Leser zu seiner ganz persönlichen, maßgeschneiderten Strategie für ein erfülltes und erfolgreiches Leben gelangt.

The Business Olympian

Author: Gavin Freeman
Publisher: Business Olympian
ISBN: 9781920997090
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The Business Olympian lets you in on the secrets of sports psychology that Gavin has developed for elite athletes to achieve their peak performance. Discover how you can adopt the same mental strategies and skills that Olympians use so you too can reach your full potential in your business and personal life. Learn how to: § discover your personal emotional profile § discover your own preferred learning style § discover your individual zone of optimal functioning § stay focused and in the moment § set objectives § motivate yourself and stay motivated § use imagery and visualisation § and much more … The Business Olympian gives you real-life examples of just how important mental skills are in the elite levels of the sporting world and then shows you how to transfer these skills into your business or personal life.

The Corporate Athlete

Author: Jack L. Groppel
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471409782
Release Date: 2000-12-25
Genre: Self-Help

"As Jack Groppel so aptly explains, the rigor of corporate athletics is often even more demanding than that of professional athletes. In my world, one does not have the luxury of an off-season. This book is a must-read for all those striving for the gold." -Arthur M. Blank, CEO and President, The Home Depot "Today's challenging business climate requires every top executive to be perfectly fit both mentally and physically. The Corporate Athlete is must reading for everyone who wants to manage his or her business, career, or profession effectively while living a balanced life. Buy it-it's a great investment." -Leonard Lauder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

Biofeedback and Sports Science

Author: J.H. Sandweiss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475794656
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Psychology

There is a new breed of athletic coach in the educational arena. While on speaking engagements around the world, I've en couraged coaches to jump "head first" and quickly into sports science. The reason is simple. With new electronic commu nication systems coming on the market almost daily, athletes can get valid and reliable information to help them maximize sports skills, and this information can come faster than most coaches are able to deliver. Coaches have historically rejected most sports science efforts in favor of traditional"seat of the pants" systems, but now there is a new kind of athlete who is asking questions never before presented to the coach. Professional athletes are individually seeking out sports scientists for answers to their particular problems. Stories appear daily in the media about athletes making quantum jumps in performance as a result of their association with sports scientists. The tidal wave is building and no one can stop it-not even the sporting goods industry. "High-tech" athletic equipment is now a must in nearly every sport. Large sporting goods companies have nearly gone bankrupt because of competitors' new "high-tech" prod ucts. ix X FoREWORD The tail is wagging the dog. Professional, amateur, and weekend athletes alike are demanding technical answers of our sports leaders, and they are going elsewhere if the correct answers aren't available. The number of Olympic athletes visiting our Coto Research Center in California is staggering.

The Sport Psych Handbook

Author: Shane M. Murphy
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736049045
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Sport Psych Handbook makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body's enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes breakthrough methods to do the following: optimize inner drive for training and competition; maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus; improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork; and avoid and overcome slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful season.